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Tony Rosato Biography
Tony Rosato is one of the most popular and richest Voice Actor who was born on December 26, 1954 in Italy, Italy. Canadian-Italian actor best known for his voice acting on numerous animated television series including Hello Kitty and Friends, The Neverending Story, and Elliott Moose.
He played the role of Arthur “Whitey” Morelli opposite Jeff Wincott on the television drama Night Heat from 1985 to 1989.
Rosato first gained attention when he and Robin Duke joined the cast of the first incarnation of SCTV in its final season during the fall of 1980. His most well-known character on the program was the notoriously drunk TV chef Marcello Sebastiani. Rosato then moved with Duke to the cast of Saturday Night Live for the 1981–82 season. Following Jean Doumanian’s tenure during the sixth season and Dick Ebersol trying to retool the show (and relying on Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo to spice up the sketches), Rosato only appeared on the show for one year before leaving due to differences with Ebersol and an expired contract.
In 1983, he starred as Aldo, the busboy in the short-lived Bea Arthur series, Amanda’s. The show was based on Fawlty Towers but was not well-received by audiences and was cancelled after 10 episodes.
He had a daughter in 2005 from his marriage with his wife Leah.
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|Maria Rosato, Raphael Rosato
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In autumn of 1990, Rosato portrayed Nintendo’s character Luigi on DiC’s television show The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (based on Super Mario Bros. 3). He continued his role as Luigi in 1991 for the Super Mario World cartoon. Rosato had a small voice part in Resident Evil 3 as Dario Rosso and Nemesis. In Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders, he voiced Dharak.
Tony Rosato Net Worth
Tony Rosato is one of the richest Voice Actor from Italy. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Tony Rosato's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)
He was born in Italy but grew up in Toronto and attended the University of Toronto to study chiropractic medicine before taking part in improv at The Second City, which led him to drop out of the university to pursue acting.
He was the first actor born outside North America to get cast on Saturday Night Live in 1981.
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Rosato married Leah Murray on December 31, 2003; together they have a daughter. After seven years together, Rosato and Murray’s marriage ended in a divorce in 2010.
On May 5, 2005, Rosato was arrested and charged with criminal harassment of his wife Leah, who asserted that his deteriorating mental health had caused her to fear for her safety and that of the couple’s infant daughter. The charge was laid after Rosato complained repeatedly to Toronto and Kingston police that his wife, who had recently left him, and daughter had been abducted and replaced by impostors, a belief characteristic of Capgras delusion, a delusional misidentification syndrome with which the Crown’s expert psychiatrist had diagnosed Rosato, according to Rosato’s lawyer, Daniel Brodsky. It was alleged that the harassment occurred from December 28, 2003 and escalated until April 21, 2005. In spite of the diagnosis, Rosato, who denied mental illness and refused to plead insanity, was held for over two years without bail at a maximum-security detention centre. Brodsky, who called his client’s two-year detention awaiting trial “shocking,” asserted that Rosato “spent more time in custody on a harassment charge” than anyone ever convicted of the offence in Canada, estimating that “on average, someone convicted of criminal harassment spends one day in jail and two years on probation.” The trial finally commenced on August 7, 2007, in Kingston and it ended on September 5. Prosecutors downgraded the charge to a summary offence from an indictable offence, handing Rosato a conditional discharge, including a psychiatric hospital residence order, of which he ended up serving 19 months of a maximum of three years. Rosato was released from the hospital in March 2009 but remained on probation until September 2010.
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Rosato next appeared on the Canadian police drama Night Heat, playing Arthur “Whitey” Morelli from 1985 through 1989. He continued to appear in television and film throughout the 1990s.
Rosato died of a heart attack on January 10, 2017, at the age of 62. Saturday Night Live paid tribute to Rosato at the end of its January 14, 2017 episode.
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A re-animated version of the Super Mario World episode “Mama Luigi”, commissioned and directed by animation artist Andrew Dickman within a year with over 227 animators and artists participating, was dedicated to Rosato alongside Harvey Atkin (King Koopa) who died on July 17. The video was finally released on August 29, 2017.
Interesting Facts about Tony Rosato
- Tony Rosato was a Canadian-Italian actor and comedian.
- He was born on December 26, 1954, in Naples, Italy.
- Rosato appeared on Saturday Night Live from 1981 to 1982.
- He also voiced Luigi in the Super Mario Bros TV series.
- In 2005, he was diagnosed with Capgras delusion and schizophrenia.
- Rosato spent two years in jail for harassment charges against his wife.
- He passed away on January 10, 2017, at the age of 62.
- Rosato won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role in 1993 for his work on “Street Legal.”
- He had roles in films such as “The Boondock Saints” and “Due South.”
- Rosato was known for his impressions of Lou Costello and Liberace on SNL
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Tony Ranked on the list of most popular Voice Actor. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Italy. Tony Rosato celebrates birthday on December 26 of every year.
Antonio Rosato (26 December 1954 – 10 January 2017) was an Italian-Canadian actor and comedian, who appeared in television and films..
Rosato first gained attention when he and Robin Duke joined the cast of the first incarnation of SCTV in its final season during the fall of 1980..
Rosato then moved with Duke to the cast of Saturday Night Live for the 1981–82 season..
In 1983, he starred as Aldo, the busboy in the short-lived Bea Arthur series, Amanda's..
Rosato next appeared on the Canadian police drama Night Heat, playing Arthur "Whitey" Morelli from 1985 through 1989..
He continued to appear in television and film throughout the 1990s..
In autumn of 1990, Rosato portrayed Nintendo's character Luigi on DiC's television show The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (based on Super Mario Bros. 3)..
He continued his role as Luigi in 1991 for the Super Mario World cartoon..
Rosato married Leah Murray on 31 December 2003; together they have a daughter..
It was alleged that the harassment occurred from 28 December 2003 and escalated until 21 April 2005..
On 5 May 2005, Rosato was arrested and charged with criminal harassment of his wife Leah, who asserted that his deteriorating mental health had caused her to fear for her safety and that of the couple's infant daughter..
Brodsky, who called his client's two-year detention awaiting trial "shocking," asserted that Rosato "spent more time in custody on a harassment charge" than anyone ever convicted of the offence in Canada, estimating that "on average, someone convicted of criminal harassment spends one day in jail and two years on probation." The trial finally commenced on 7 August 2007, in Kingston and it ended on 5 September..
Rosato was released from the hospital in March 2009 but remained on probation until September 2010..
After seven years together, Rosato and Murray's marriage ended in a divorce in 2010..
Rosato died of a heart attack on 10 January 2017, at the age of 62..
Saturday Night Live paid tribute to Rosato at the end of its 14 January 2017 episode..